BUSINESS ENABLEMENT WITH ON DEMAND VULNERABILITY MANAGEMENT
A Spire Research Report
The amount of risk facing any IT infrastructure is constantly in flux. Any change to a system or its broader computing environment also changes its security posture. New application deployments, upgraded servers or equipment, and modified architectures all are examples of changes that affect security. We secure our infrastructures by evaluating the security posture of our systems and then taking calculated actions to remediate any problems that increase the likelihood of compromise.
One of the more strategic ways to reduce the risks against systems is through regular network security audits. A critical component of these audits is the practice of identifying vulnerabilities and taking the appropriate steps to correct these weaknesses before they can be exploited. Vulnerability management makes it possible for a company to take proactive steps to spot rogue devices, identify vulnerabilities, and help best configure defensive system policies for its firewalls and intrusion detection systems. Most importantly, these regular audits help answer the larger questions asked by security professionals and management alike – “Is our network secure?” and “ Where are our weaknesses?”